Waiting on Wednesday #59

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

My pick of the week is...
Revenge and The Wild by Michelle Modesto

Publication Date: February 2, 2016
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Reading Level: Young Adult
The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.

Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.

But Westie’s search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel’s latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There’s only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie’s kin. With the help of Nigel’s handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she’s not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now.

This thrilling novel is a remarkable tale of danger and discovery, from debut author Michelle Modesto.

Why I Am Waiting

A western with magic?! Yes, please. But even more than that we have a disabled main character that does not have an arm and something tells me she is still going to kick some series bad guy booty! And, you know how she lost that arm? CANNIBALS! I never thought I would be so excited to read a book with cannibals, but the mere thought of them in this western world with magic is intriguing to me. I cannot wait to pick this one up!

Are you equally as excited for this book as me? Is there another book you are even more excited about? Please share your thoughts with me below!


  1. Nice! Seeing a lot of this one lately! Hope you love it too!

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  2. The idea of cannibals in a novel terrifies me, for some reason. But if you read this one and love it, then I may just give it a shot too!

  3. Woahhh this sounds so wild. I can't think so a single book I've read that's like this. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This book sound CRAY CRAY!!!!